An American in Paris

Americans have long swooned for Paris. It is a love that has lasted, at the very least, for 60 years, since MGM married the two nations in Vincente Minnelli’s An American in Paris. Its re-release this autumn, courtesy of the British Film Institute, is a welcome reminder of why the Americans fell and continue falling in love … Continue reading

From Russia, With Love

A night at the museum is what I expected when I went to the V&A’s ‘Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes’ exhibition but, I was delighted to find, a night at the theatre is what I got. For those unfamiliar with this unlikely lord of dance, Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev was perhaps the … Continue reading

Midnight in Paris, sometime around 8pm in New York

Anyone who has ever fallen in love with a place, a person, a time period – or just fallen in love (if you can say falling in love is just something) – will fall deeply and inconveniently for this astonishingly sexy, funny film. Midnight in Paris is the stuff literary dreams are made of or, … Continue reading